Carriage trials running in Sidney

Black Beauty Line to iron out details of running horse-drawn carriages in Sidney

Black Beauty Line is beginning trials of their horse-drawn carriages in Sidney after Sidney Council approved their request to run the carriages in the town earlier this month.

Residents in the Town of Sidney may have heard the clip-clop of hooves on Sidney’s streets last week after Black Beauty Line began their trials running horse-drawn carriages in the town.

In the summer, the local company applied to the town to be able to run the carriages and council approved the bylaw amendments required to do so.

Over the fall and into the winter, Black Beauty Line will run trials in Sidney to examine how the outfit will work in the town with hopes that next summer they could run on a regular basis.

No one has actively run horse-drawn carriages in Sidney for years. Currently, Rebecca Spray and Robert Taylor, Black Beauty Line co-owners, have made arrangements with the Mary Winspear centre to allow them to use their rear parking lot for loading and unloading during the trial run. The staging area for the carriages in directly in front of the Sidney Waterfront Inn and Suites.


Just Posted

Residential construction activity slows across Greater Victoria

Vancouver Island Construction Association warns of ‘mixed outlook’

Langford veteran rehab program takes multi-tiered approach to treating pain

Clinic ‘bio-psycho-social approach to healing’ from Victoria to the West Shore earlier this year

Experience automotive classics and more at the Vancouver Island Concours d’Elegance

Motorcar Weekend features Show and Shine, high-end Concours division, all for a great cause

Saanich councillor fears weed could crowd out food as greenhouses convert

Head of provincial association representing greenhouse vegetable farmers not worried about issue

Taking risks: Victoria theatre expert and author gains traction for his new model of tragedy

Edwin Wong releases Risk Theatre book, hosts successful global playwriting competition

Scheer promises EI tax credit for new parents if Conservatives form government

The government currently taxes employment insurance benefits for new parents

B.C. seizes 1.5M grams contraband tobacco, down from 5.75M grams the year prior

The 2019-2020 seizures were a sharp drop compared to the 2018-2019 year,

B.C. Speaker tight-lipped about aide’s legislature security tour

B.C. Liberals question Alan Mullen’s drive across Canada, U.S.

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Okanagan bus driver assaulted for asking patron not to smoke

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

Most Read